Humor and Sleep Hygiene’s Potential Benefits for Stress and Immunity

an explanation of the relationship between sleep and stress, including any impact the relationship may have on stress hormones. Then explain how sleep deprivation and stress might contribute to the development of an illness. Finally, explain two concepts you might include in sleep hygiene education and explain why. Be specific.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

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Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

Readings

  • Book Chapter: Spaulding, D.T. (2008). Foundations of program evaluation. In Program evaluation in practice: Core concepts and examples for discussion and analysis (pp. 3–35). San Francisco, CA: Jossey–Bass.
    Program Evaluation in Practice: Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis, 1st Edition by Spaulding, D.T. Copyright 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. – Books. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. – Books via the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Article: American Cancer Society. (2008). Humor therapy. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/MindBodyandSpirit/humor-therapy
  • Article: Benham, G. (2010). Sleep: An important factor in stress-health models. Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress, 26(3), 204–214.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Bonnet, M. H., & Arand, D. L. (2011). How much sleep do adults need? Retrieved from http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/white-papers/how-much-sleep-do-adults-need
  • Article: Capaldi, V. F., II, Guerrero, M. L., & Kilgore W. D. (2011). Sleep disruptions among returning combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Military Medicine, 176(8), 879–888.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: D’Eon, M., Sadownik, L., Harrison, A., & Nation, J. (2008). Using self-assessment to detect workshop success: Do they work? American Journal of Evaluation, 29(1), 92–98.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Sage Premier 2012 database.
  • Article: Frick, L. R., Rapanelli, M., Bussmann, U. A., Klecha, A. J., Barreiro Arcos, M. L., Genaro, A. M., & Cremaschi, G. A. (2009). Involvement of thyroid hormones in the alterations of T-cell immunity and tumor progression induced by chronic stress. Biological Psychiatry, 65(11), 935–942.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the ScienceDirect Health Sciences Subject Collection database.
  • Article: Martin, R. A. (2002). Is laughter the best medicine? Humor, laughter, and physical health. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11(6), 216–220.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database. 
  • Article: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. (2010). What is sleep apnea? Retrieved from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sleepapnea/
  • Article: National Institute on Aging. (2011). A good night’s sleep. Retrieved from http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/good-nights-sleep
  • Article: National Sleep Foundation. (2011). Healthy sleep tips. Retrieved from http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/healthy-sleep-tips
  • Article: National Sleep Foundation. (2011). Trauma and sleep. Retrieved from http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/trauma-and-sleep
  • Article: Rowe, A., & Regehr, C. (2010). Whatever gets you through today: An examination of cynical humor among emergency service professionals. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 15(5), 448–464.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Steinert, Y., Boillat, M., Meterissian, S., Liben, S., & McLeod, P. J. (2008). Developing successful workshops: A workshop for educators. Medical Teacher, 30(3), 328–330.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Stokenberga, I. (2008). Humorous personality: Relationship to stress and well-being. Baltic Journal of Psychology, 9(1/2), 70–84.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Vandekerckhove, M., & Cluydts, R. 2010). The emotional brain and sleep: An intimate relationship. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 14(4), 219–226.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the ScienceDirect Health Sciences Subject Collection database.

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